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All Blog Entries by Meredith Hale

Found 47 blog entries published by Meredith Hale.

easy ways to incrase ROI on your dc property

Real estate development is booming in Washington, D.C. with prices at a premium and the market shows little sign of slowing down. This means that investing in property now can end up reaping significant dividends in the future. Whether your goal is to create a short-term rental or a family home that accrues value, there are some simple upgrades you can make to increase your return on investment. Here are five easy ways to increase the ROI on your property.

1. Attic Insulation

While not the most attractive upgrade, the truth is that beefing up your attic insulation is one of the easiest ways to increase your ROI. Remodeling Magazine reports a 117% ROI on attic insulation 1. This upgrade pays for itself in two years and then continues adding value

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Takoma Park was once known as a commuter suburb on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad lines in the late 1800s. Takoma actually shares a name with the Maryland city that’s located just over the border from it. Takoma Park is known for its progressive politics and green movement within the community. The homes there are a mix of Victorians, Cape Cod homes, brick colonials and more.

The neighborhood is located around the Takoma Metro on the red line.

The neighborhood is really like a small town within a big city. There are great retro and thrift shops on the main street and a commercial district just a short walk away.

Takoma Park is a very active neighborhood. Main Street Takoma serves both the Maryland and D.C. Takoma Parks. Upcoming events

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Please note that all MLS listings are in real time. If the link is not working, it's because that property has been sold or is under contract. Don't worry, each month we compile the most expensive DC properties! Check back soon or subscribe to our newsletter for automatic updates. If you have any questions about the listings below contact us.

16th Street Heights

The most expensive 16th Street Heights homes located at 4907 14th St NW and 5700 16th St NW are still on the market for $2,799,000 and $1,575,000. Check out last month’s Most Expensive Homes | November 2017 article for more information. Below is the 3rd most expensive home in 16th Street Heights:

Most Expensive Home in 16th Street Heights

The most expensive homes in December are truly a feast for the eyes. Beginning with

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Woodley Park is a bustling neighborhood with plenty to do and plenty of prime real estate just begging to be scooped up. The area surrounding the Woodley Park Metro is full of a world’s worth of cuisines, from Umi Japanese Cuisine, a Yelp-rated four-star restaurant with delicious bento boxes to District Kitchen, serving local, seasonal New American food.

Indulge in a staycation at the Omni Shoreham Hotel or the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, both extremely Metro accessible and home to many D.C. events and galas. A hallmark of the Woodley Park neighborhood is the National Zoo. Upcoming events there include Zoolights, where over 500,000 LED lights transform the zoo into a winter wonderland, and Brewlights at the Zoo, an adults-only microbrew and craft

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Please note that all MLS listings are in real time. If the link is not working, it's because that property has been sold or is under contract. Don't worry, each month we compile the most expensive DC properties! Check back soon or subscribe to our newsletter for automatic updates. If you have any questions about the listings below contact us.

16th Street Heights

The most expensive 16th Street Heights home located at 4907 14th St NW is still on the market for $2,799,000. Check out last month’s Most Expensive Homes | October 2017 article for more information. Below is the 2nd most expensive home in 16th Street Heights:

Most Expensive Home in 16th Street Heights

Beginning in 16th St. Heights, 5700 16th St. NW is a gorgeous traditional home on the market at $1.6 million. Enjoy all of

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Kalorama is the perfect neighborhood for families. Cozy and close to all the amenities of Dupont Circle, Kalorama real estate is some of the costliest (and most gorgeous) in the city. The neighborhood is home to the Obama family (at least until Sasha finishes high school) and many other high-profile members of D.C.’s elite.

While Kalorama itself does not have any Metro stops or restaurants and retail, it is close to both Dupont Circle and Woodley Park restaurants and retail. Close to Kalorama is the Washington Hilton, home of the famed White House Correspondents’ Dinner and community events like the Dog Pool Dip on Nov. 4th, when the hotel closes its pool for the summer and the pets come and take a quick dip.

There’s also Buca di Beppo, an

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American University Park is a very suburban neighborhood. It is named after American University, which is actually situated just south of the neighborhood. Dining and shopping options in the immediate neighborhood are scarce, but there is a Wagshal’s Market, locally owned and full of delicious food and produce. There’s also a branch of the popular Tara Thai restaurant and a CVS.  

While the immediate neighborhood is more residential, AU Park is minutes from Tenleytown, which is full of fast-casual restaurants like Chick Fil A, Starbucks, José Andrés’ Beefsteak, Dunkin Donuts and more. AU Park is also conveniently located next to Friendship Heights, which also has plenty of shopping and dining options.

Those who love the great outdoors will enjoy

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North of Georgetown is the neighborhood called Glover Park. The area’s main retail and food area is along Wisconsin Ave. NW. Glover Park is named after Charles Carroll Glover, a banker and philanthropist. Real estate is a mix of row houses, condos and co-ops.

Restaurants to try include Sprig & Sprout, a pho and Vietnamese sandwich shop and Slate Wine Bar & Bistro, with a delicious happy hour featuring roasted garlic hummus, chicken bacon tacos and draft beers, house wines and cocktails. Surfside is also a standout, with tacos and other fare inspired by the beach.

Those who are looking to enjoy the outdoors this fall will love Glover-Archbold Park. The park is a great place to hike and there’s actually a community garden within the park called

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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6), Amer Hammour chairman of capital guidance company Madison Marquette and ANC D.C. Chairman Andy Litsky spoke at a celebration honoring the opening of Phase I of the Wharf neighborhood redevelopment.

The community that was at one point a military hub and later a fish market is now an ever-changing mile-long stretch along the Potomac River with restaurants and retail, residences and businesses and more.

D.C. Deputy Mayor Brian Kenner, who also spoke at the event, talked about what a milestone the day was. He himself lived in the neighborhood 20 years ago and mentioned how exciting it was that the redevelopment’s residences will contain 20 percent

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This Halloween the District is offering a variety of ghostly scares that you won't want to miss! From haunted pop-up bars, spooky treasure hunts, family fun and historic ghost tours, there's something for everyone.

PUB DREAD
From the creators who brought you the pop-up Christmas and Game of Thrones bars, comes a new haunted bar sure to terrify visitors with a combination of sci-fi and horror. Enjoy cocktails with pumpkin, brains, and monsters while celebrating fall and fright!

O Street Mansion Treasure Hunt
This Halloween night celebrate the scary season with a treasure hunt! Come in costume and have a spooktacular time exploring the 100 rooms and 70 secret doors throughout the mansion! Beware the secret doors are tricky to find - if you find more

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